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Centropyge bicolor (Bloch, 1787)
BICOLOR ANGELFISH
Bicoloured Angelfish; Black And Gold Angel-fish; Blue & Gold Angelfish; Blue And Gold Angelfish; Holacanthus bicolor Bloch, 1787; Chaetodon bicolor Bloch, 1787

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Species Centropyge bicolor (Bloch, 1787)

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Species Centropyge bicolor (Bloch, 1787)

Bicolor Angelfish , Bicoloured Angelfish, Black And Gold Angel-fish, Blue & Gold Angelfish, Blue And Gold Angelfish

 

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Distribution

States

New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Rowley Shoals (17°20'S) and Scott Reef (14°03'S), WA, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (12°15'S) and Tijou Reef, QLD (13°05'S) to Seal Rocks, NSW (32°28'S) and Ashmore Reef, Coral Sea (10°24'S); tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [156]

Allen, G.R., Steene, R. & Allen, M. 1998. A Guide to Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes . Cairns : Odyssey Publishing/Tropical Reef Research 250 pp. figs. [49]

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island . Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp. [139]

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers . Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [100]

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. [230]

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen . Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [230]

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5 : 145–329 [251] (as Holacanthus bicolor )

Pyle, R. 2001. Chaetodontidae, Pomacanthidae. pp. 3224-3286 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp. [3273]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [237]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [237]

Steene, R.C. 1978. Butterfly and Angelfishes of the World. Australia . Sydney : A.H. & A.W. Reed Vol. 1 144 pp. 216 figs.

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 (1): 11-127 [47] (1351)

 

Common Name References

Grant, E.M. 1991. Fishes of Australia . Brisbane : EM Grant Pty Ltd 480 pp. [254] (Bicoloured Angelfish)

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. [230] (Blue And Gold Angelfish)

Kuiter, R.H., Debelius, H. & Tanaka, H. 2003. Pomacanthidae, a Comprehensive Guide to Angelfishes . Melbourne : Zoonetics 206 pp. [176] (Blue & Gold Angelfish)

Marshall, T.C. 1964. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Waters of Queensland . Sydney : Angus & Robertson 566 pp. 136 pls. [265] (Black And Gold Angel-fish)

Pyle, R. 2001. Chaetodontidae, Pomacanthidae. pp. 3224-3286 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp. [3273] (FAO) ( Bicolor Angelfish )

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Bicolor Angelfish )

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
19-Dec-2012 19-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacanthidae  
 Genus Centropyge  
  Centropyge bicolor    (Bloch, 1787) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Centropyge bicolour Chaetodon bicolor   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body short and deep, and strongly compressed. Preorbital bone convex and without strong spines. 1 prominent spines at angle of preopercle. Ventral edge of interopercle serrated. Eye moderately small. Mouth small, terminal, protractile, gape not extending to anterior rim or orbit. Dorsal fin with XV spines and 14 or 15 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17-18 soft rays; caudal fin rounded. Head and anterior half of trunk yellow with a blue blotch over the eye. Posterior half of trunk and tail blue. Caudal fin yellow. 
Habitat: Inhabits lagoon, channel, or protected seaward reef slopes, drop offs, coral and rubble areas at depths of 3 to 20 m. Usually in pairs or in small groups. Feeds on algae, small crustaceans and worms. Darts from one hiding place to the next. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Samoan and Phoenix Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish.  
Name Code: 382280
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